50 Incredible Asian Vector Portraits

50 Incredible Asian Vector Portraits

A vector portrait is basically a computer-generated work of art made up of lines. The coordinates of these lines, which contain blocks of colour between them, are plotted with the aid of computer software. Vector images can easily be differentiated from bitmap (raster) images, which are arranged as arrays of individual pixels.

Unlike bitmap images, vector images tend to look quite ‘simple’ with a limited palette and little or no fine detail or shading. It is this simplicity, however, which gives them great power over the viewer.

Humans find vector images particularly attractive and memorable for one main reason: the human brain itself interprets and stores images of the world around it in vector format. The lack of fine detail in a vector image means it has a relatively low demand on memory (both in the brain and on a computer) and can therefore be stored more easily.

Below, we’ve selected 50 exquisite vector portraits for your viewing pleasure. Why all Asian? Well, it just so happens that Asians, particularly the Japanese, create the best vector portraits in the world, possibly because of their great love of comics (anime), which tend to be made up of vector images.

About the Author

Tom Walker is a writer and designer who works as a writer for a leading supplier of HP toner cartridges, inks, paper and printing accessories based in the north of England. Much of his creative writing can be found on their blog, CreativeCloud, where he discusses advertising and the arts.

Portrait_Vect by ddsoul

Portrait_Vect by ddsoul

Life In Bright Colours by Adriano10

Life In Bright Colours by Adriano10

Oriental Portrait VI by Cerbercus

Oriental Portrait VI by Cerbercus

Portrait in CMYK by clockwork-lotus

Portrait in CMYK by clockwork-lotus

ayumiHamaski by =cd-marcus

ayumiHamaski by =cd-marcus

Must Be Dreaming by adriano10

Must Be Dreaming by adriano10

S U N by arestocrat

S U N by arestocrat

…really? by Wade7

…really? by Wade7

Ayumi by QBit71

Ayumi by QBit71

Judy by mitochondyu

Judy by mitochondyu

Gimmick Gamer by varziel

Gimmick Gamer by varziel

Kyoko Fukada by meitantei

Kyoko Fukada by meitantei

Vector Portrait of Marie by idrawdesigns

Vector Portrait of Marie by idrawdesigns

Vector Portrait of Marie 2 by idrawdesigns

Vector Portrait of Marie 2 by idrawdesigns

Vector Portrait of Trent by idrawdesigns

Vector Portrait of Trent by idrawdesigns

Vector Portrait of Tori by idrawdesigns

Vector Portrait of Tori by idrawdesigns

Abby’s Colored Portrait by stix n stones

Abby’s Colored Portrait by stix n stones

Ethan’s Colored Portrait by stix n stones

Ethan’s Colored Portrait by stix n stones

Vector Portrait of Kim Tae Hee by RisSakura

Vector Portrait of Kim Tae Hee by RisSakura

Vector Me by youngdoo

Vector Me by youngdoo

Baby Elliott by celinecelines

Baby Elliott by celinecelines

Vector by noskill1343

Vector by noskill1343

Self Portrait by starfest

Self Portrait by starfest

YuMiVect by ddsoul

YuMiVect by ddsoul

Vector Self Portrait by xiaomei

Vector Self Portrait by xiaomei

Asian Eyes by AnException221

Asian Eyes by AnException221

Portrait_03_04 by flyk

Portrait_03_04 by flyk

Veiled Charm by Eddlie

Veiled Charm by Eddlie

Vectored Self Portrait by CharismaticJinx

Vectored Self Portrait by CharismaticJinx

Vector Self Portrait by Ashley Dinges

Vector Self Portrait by Ashley Dinges

Oriental Portrait V by Cerbercus

Oriental Portrait V by Cerbercus

Utada Hikaru by ladybow69

Utada Hikaru by ladybow69

Susan by Amska

Susan by Amska

Starlit by LightnDarkSpaces

Starlit by LightnDarkSpaces

self portrait-vector

Self Portrait – Vector by pritinilisha

Samurai of Cherries by seisho-kun

Samurai of Cherries by seisho-kun

Phung and Kim by carissapfeiffer

Phung and Kim by carissapfeiffer

Moi by diiem

Moi by diiem

Modest Mia by The French Warrior

Modest Mia by The French Warrior

Mei by illusionsandflowers

Mei by illusionsandflowers

Korean Star – Won Bin by Funky-Chickin

Korean Star – Won Bin by Funky-Chickin

Kitamura Rulez by whiteganesa

Kitamura Rulez by whiteganesa

Kimura Kaela Portrait by hugg135

Kimura Kaela Portrait by hugg135

Just Who You Are by The OtherXiao

Just Who You Are by The OtherXiao

Inside The Pink Box by my3foldutopia

Inside The Pink Box by my3foldutopia

Green by suzy_yes

Green by suzy_yes

Discover… by ParioGenero

Discover… by ParioGenero

Comic Poo by _punam

Comic Poo by _punam

Beauty by Desert-Of-Seth

Beauty by Desert-Of-Seth

Andy by marmar-studios

Andy by marmar-studios

  29Comments

  1. Tom Dringer   •  

    Every single one is amazing. Thanks!

  2. sriganesh   •  

    some are looks realistic , thanks for sharing :D

  3. Body Massage   •  

    Not everyone of these portraits is actually vector based. However, it’s still a very impressive collection.

  4. Anna-Lena   •  

    Some of these are really awesome, but seriously; most of them are not ‘incredible’.
    This list would be much better with just a few really good examples. And yeah, if you call it vector-portraits please make sure it’s really only vector graphics.
    Don’t get me wrong, still very inspiring, thanks :)

  5. Nikhil   •  

    Awesome and Beautiful!!!
    Great collection Tom, :)

  6. Ira   •  

    Extremely AWSOME!!! You have Unbelievable Talent. You Really Rock!

    Are Your Hands Insured?

  7. bruno broa   •  

    wade7 is from Portugal :D

    not only japanese artists are great… as it seams there is at least one in portugal

  8. LightnDarkSpaces   •  

    Lol hello, I noticed one of your vector portraits is from my deviantArt account LightnDarkSpaces. Well my name is Stephanie Stratton and I am most definately NOT asian, though I have had some very inspirational friends of asian decent. I am your typical blonde-haired blue-eyed caucasian. Anyways, glad your think it’s great ^.^

  9. Sookie Miller   •  

    Appreciate your help with my personal research task! No worries, I won’t be copying this post but I found a few useful ideas with my report. It really is interesting you’re the second result shown for my search term.

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